RYANAIR has been told it cannot describe one of its German destinations as D”sseldorf, as the airport it uses is too far from the city. A court in Cologne said that it was deceptive advertising to use the description Niederheim (D”sseldorf) for the airport which is located over 40 miles away. The airline currently flies three times a day between Stansted and the former military airfield in the Lower Rhine region. The court action could easily start a flood of similar cases from passengers who feel that they are being duped and competing airports whose official names tie in with the local city or town. With regard to Hahn (which is nearly 70 miles from Frankfurt ” and the same goes for Prestwick too) the airport had previously been re-named by its owners not the airline. A court decided that Ryanair could use the designation. Also see below Strasbourg.